A couple of the team members took the Certified Gate Systems Designer class which was a two-day course to learn all about how to design a gate entrance but also making sure it was up to the UL325 and ASTM F2200 minimum safety standards. Both passed the class and are now certified. Mid-Atlantic Entry Systems strives to increase our knowledge and provide training for our gate installers and sales teams on a regular basis.
While two members of our sales team were in the Gate Systems Design class the other three visited other classes to learn more for their continued education credits.
There was a class on How to read meters. This class was awesome, where they taught you how to read the meters and what each of the icons on the meter meant. They had set up four different hands-on stations with different scenarios i.e., testing a light bulb, then a maglock input, a good motor was set up as well a motor that was dead. This is just one example of some of the types of training available to us at this nationwide show.
A solar class was offered to learn more about how to design a job for a successful solar installation. There are several factors to take into consideration when designing for this application.
To properly design a solar charging system that works you must know the following:
1) Full Sun light hours expected for the location.
2) Total DC consumption (standby current) of the system you are installing. All devices
which are being powered by the battery to include any entrapment devices, vehicle
safety devices, keypads, and receivers.
3) The number of gate cycles expected per day. Once you have all the amperages (amps)
there is a calculator to use so that you can then get the best size solar panel for the
installation. This will certainly help our team in future sales in the rural areas that
don’t have power or can’t get power to the gate location.
The team also had the pleasure of meeting with the many vendors that they deal with daily and putting faces to their names.
They enjoyed a couple of meals with the sales teams from Nice/HySecurity and B & B ARMR-Assa Abloy and really got to know them outside of business. All in all, it was a great team building and learning trip for the entire Mid-Atlantic Entry Systems sales team.